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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Be a Friend ~ Lend a Hand

Be a Friend ~ Lend a Hand is Embrace Civility in the Digital Age’s research-based new program that seeks to encourage students to positively intervene when they witness bullying or other hurtful situations.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Jacksonville mother says her son was bullied to death

Elizabeth Githiiyu says there were several other times when her son was made fun of because of his name and his size, right in front of teachers who she said did nothing to put a stop to it.

Githiiyu said she didn't learn of the other instances of teasing, however, until her son's classmates told her during his funeral.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Guide helps teach the difference between bullying and discourse

Guide helps teach the difference between bullying and discourse

Description: recently released guide on bullying can help educators find the middle ground between students' Constitutional rights and their right to learn in a safe environment, writes Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., of the National School Boards Association. The guide is a tool teachers can use to help students understand the difference between bullying or harassment and expressing a viewpoint, to teach the importance of civic discourse and thoughtful discussion and to instill in students respect for the rights of others, Negrón writes. "These are the types of hands-on civics lessons that students remember and that mold our next generation into better citizens," he writes. Education Week/Transforming Learning blog

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